Attention Businesses: New Phishing Email Claims to be from BBB

September 11, 2017

Columbus, OH
- Businesses and charities across the United States have recently reported receiving phishing emails using BBB’s name and logo. BBB wants to warn both organizations and consumers to beware of these fraudulent messages that appear to be coming from BBB.

If you have received an email claiming that companies are violating “the Fair Labor Standards Act,” the “Safety and Health Act,” and other ominous sounding notices that look like they were sent by BBB - please know that they are fake.These messages are designed to convince people to click a link, which may be used to download malware or access important information on your devices.

To learn more about the phishing email and what to do if you have received it or clicked on the link, click here.

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Media Contact:
Kip Morse

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